DIRECTOR, State Government Affairs needed to advocate for member interest in assigned states. You will be responsible for researching the impact of proposed legislation, lobbying state policymakers, drafting and delivering legislative testimony, developing regulatory comments, coordinating with and managing contracted lobbyists in assigned states, managing association member engagement, developing or building upon relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the state and local levels, and coordination of state grassroots efforts.
Bachelor's Degree required with five to seven years of experience with state legislative and/or regulatory process. Strong desire and ability to work independently, but also to collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers, membership and other internal and external constituencies. Ability to conduct individual research and analyze/summarize complex issues. Very strong written and verbal communications skills. Strong desire to work in a high tempo, multi-tasking work environment. Understanding of healthcare and/or pharmaceutical/pharmacy issues strongly preferred. Multistate government affairs experience strongly preferred. Multistate government affairs experience strongly preferred. Must be willing to travel 40-60% of the time, at times with limited notice.
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is the national organization representing primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide.
Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. HDA’s members include 36 national, regional and specialty primary distribution companies who are not just distributors, but are technology innovators, information management experts, security specialists and efficiency professionals. Their expertise streamlines the supply chain to ensure safety and efficiency, while also achieving cost savings for our nation’s healthcare system.
Additionally, the HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.